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Pierce delivers 12 industrial firefighting vehicles to Petróleos de Venezuela


Pierce Manufacturing has delivered rescue, aerial platform and industrial pumper vehicles to Petroleos de Venezuela
Pierce delivers 12 industrial firefighting vehicles to Venezuela

Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced that it has delivered 12 vehicles - one rescue, one aerial platform and 10 industrial pumpers - to Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) through three contracts. All 12 vehicles will be placed into service beginning in March 2010. The total value of all three contracts is more than $15 million.

"Pierce industrial firefighting apparatus are among the most advanced and powerful in the world, and they will provide PDVSA refineries and plants with a new level of emergency response and protection," said Wilson Jones, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency. "These landmark contracts represent a significant achievement as Pierce continues to grow its brand in South America and throughout the world. We're excited to have Pierce custom apparatus on duty at key oil and gas facilities throughout Venezuela."

All 12 apparatus are built on the Pierce Arrow XT™ custom chassis. Each is equipped with a 515 hp engine, plus patented TAK-4® independent front suspension and Pierce's exclusive Side Roll Protection system for increased maneuverability and enhanced safety. Pierce's Venezuelan dealer, Inte, C.A., will handle equipment needs and provide local support.


The purchased fleet includes 10 industrial pumper and tanker apparatus that are individually equipped to meet a wide range of firefighting scenarios

The purchased fleet includes 10 industrial pumper and tanker apparatus that are individually equipped to meet a wide range of firefighting scenarios. These pumpers feature single stage pumps that range from 7567 lpm (2000 gpm) to 11,353 lpm (3000 gpm). All of the pumpers feature Pierce's proprietary Husky 300 industrial foam system and one features a 454 kg (1,000 lb) dry chemical system. On the tankers, tank sizes range from 1892 liters (500 gallons) to 15,137 liters (4,000 gallons).

The sale also includes a 25.9-meter (85-foot) aerial platform with an 11,353 lpm (3000 gpm) single-stage pump, Husky foam system and a 7567 lpm (2000 gpm) monitor.

The sale also includes a single Pierce Heavy Duty Rescue vehicle (not pictured) wth a 6.85-meter (22.5 foot) body length and 249 cm (98 inch) body height. This fully-outfitted rescue apparatus is equipped with slide out and tilt down adjustable trays; custom tool boxes; nine SCBA bottle storage; a breathing air cascade system; telescoping, scene and perimeter lighting; a 40kW generator; and a variety of hydraulic tools.

Petróleos de Venezuela S.A., the state-owned corporation of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, is responsible for the efficient, profitable, and dependable exploration, production, refining, transport and commerce of hydrocarbons.

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